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Railroad Train Museum

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The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is located in scenic Plumas County. The Northern California Community of Portola is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the headwaters of the Feather River. It is a living museum in the form of a small diesel locomotive facility typical of the 1950's & 60's.

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Our visitors enjoy an 'up close and personal' experience of what it was like to be around such a railroad facility. The 37-acre grounds include a 16,000 square foot, 220 foot long shop building and two and one half miles of trackage. The museum is along side the busy Union Pacific Railroad mainline through the Feather River Canyon.
The Feather River Rail Society at Portola, has one of the largest and most historic collections of diesel locomotives in the United States. The total number of locomotives is 40 and the number of passenger, caboose, and freight cars is 85.

Unlike other railroad museums, visitors are encouraged to climb up into the cabs of locomotives, sit in the engineer's seat and browse through the many caboose and passenger cars that are on display.

The museum maintains an interesting and well-stocked gift shop located inside the diesel shop building. In stock are the mementos specific to the rental locomotives.

For more information, please visit the Western Pacific Railroad Museum website.

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